The Borderline: 10/12–10/18

Bringing you the latest on immigration and border issues: Boston edition.

The border wall in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Meena Venkataramanan).

EDITORS’ NOTE

Hi everyone! This is the eleventh edition of The Borderline, Stories from the Border’s weekly newsletter on immigration and border issues: Boston edition. This is our curated summary of what we’ve been reading and working on throughout the semester in Boston.

This week, we learned that the Supreme Court justices appear divided along ideological lines over an ongoing case about a Kansan undocumented immigrant being prosecuted by the state for unauthorized employment and identity theft. This verdict in this case could determine whether states are encroaching on the federal government’s jurisdiction over immigration enforcement.

We also learned about a Cuban asylum-seeker dying by suicide while being detained in Louisiana for months, in addition to learning the story of a British family that was detained in what they described as “disgusting” conditions after crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally.

Keep an eye out for upcoming stories from our fieldwork this summer and current reporting from what we’re seeing in the Boston area.

To stay updated, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @borderstoriesAZ.

–Meena and Vivekae

DEEP DIVES

We’re learning more about a Cuban immigrant who died by suicide in ICE detention this week. About Rep. Elijah Cummings signing immigration-related subpoenas hours before his passing. About the ACLU’s legal campaign to protect U.S. immigration advocates at ports of entry. About a British family’s story of being detained in the U.S. after accidentally crossing the U.S.-Canada border. About immigrant representation among this year’s U.S. Nobel Prize winners. About Mexico busing asylum-seekers to the southern part of the country while they await U.S. court dates. About Mexican authorities preventing migrants from heading north through Mexico to reach the United States.

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